Batik Table Topper Tutorial in Teal

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Do you ever do a warm-up quilt project before you start quilting a special quilt?

The other day I talked about doing some warm-up free-motion quilting before I started working on a project for a magazine and that is what the Batik table topper in teal is.

Two sizes of the easy batik strip table topper or wall hanging

Teal Batik Table Topper

SIZE 28″ X 28″

My warm-up project was a UFO from a Batik Table Topper Tutorial I did earlier this year. The fabrics I used are batiks from by Island Batik, I made a different wall hanging and tutorial with this collection last spring.

I really, really liked all of the batiks in this collection, do you ever have fabrics that you just hate to use the last of?

Batik Table Topper Tutorial in Teal

There is nothing fancy about the way I quilted the wavy lines, I used Aurifil thread in cream and the batting was Hobbs 80/20.

I really like that batting anymore. For the backing I used a cotton fabric that I had in my stash, it isn’t a batik.

Most of the time I don’t want to use my batiks on the back of the quilt and this works fine for me.

Table Topper Tutorial back

I always enjoy sharing a closeup of the quilting. This is a fun quilt pattern to make following the easy directions and tutorial I did for the same table topper in red other.

The only difference is that this one is much larger and I didn’t sew around the outside of the quilt blocks.

Batiks used: 2 dark teals, one light teal, and one cream

Batik teal table topper fabrics
  • Cut 3-inch strips the width of the fabric.
  • Cut (3) 3-inch strips of all four fabrics.
  • Sew them together with a ¼″ seam allowance.
  • Make 3 strip sets.
  • Press and measure your strip sets. 
  • Each one should measure 10½inches long.
  • Sub-cut pieces 10½ inches by 10½ inches for 4 blocks.
Teal table topper sewing blocks together

Creating the blocks:

  • Take 2 of the squares and place them right sides together going in opposite directions.
  • On one the stripes are horizontal, on the other they are vertical.
  • Stitch around all 4 sides.
  • Cut the block diagonally twice.
  • Carefully arrange the sections so you don’t stretch the bias edges.
  • Layout a design you like and sew the pieces together.

I forgot to take a photo so I made some more blocks but didn’t sew around the outside.

Teal table topper sewing blocks together and cutting diagonally

I don’t remember exactly what size the blocks were.

Closeup of the teal quilt block with strips
Table Topper Tutorial closeup

This is the same table topper tutorial that I shared with my Valentine table topper except it is bigger. Just click on the link to go to the tutorial. Notice it is in the snow……that was in February.

Two sizes of the easy batik strip table topper or wall hanging

Just another photo of the quilt in the snow. This could be a table topper or a wall hanging.

Teal Table Topper or Wall Hanging

I hope you enjoyed this Batik Table Topper Tutorial

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Hi, I’m Connie Kresin Campbell, the quilter, writer, and photographer behind Freemotion By the River. I enjoy inspiring others with my quilt tutorials and patterns.

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19 Comments

  1. Hi Connie, Have been trying to print off some of your tutorials-in particular Teal Batik table topper but when I try to print them after downloading it comes up blank pages??.Thanks
    Bev Mantova

  2. This table topper is a wonderful use of batik fabrics. The cutting and piecing will be easy because of your excellent directions. I am sure I’ll manage the wavy line quilting.
    Thanks Connie for keeping up with your blog and tutorials even though you are moving house. I hope you are nicely settled soon and that your new studio is exactly how you want it to be.

  3. Love the “Batik Table Topper Tutorial in Teal”, I’m fairly new at quilting and am looking forward to making it.
    The only thing I can’t find in this great tutorial is the amount of fabric needed.
    It calls for 2 dark, 1 medium and 1 light batiks = 4 different batiks.
    It also states that you used fat quarters (18″ x 22″)
    Am I right in saying that I would need 1 1/2 fat quarter of each of the 4 batiks?

  4. So easy yet so striking! Thanks for another fabulous quilt Connie. I hope the move into your new home is going smoothly and that you are keeping well.
    Best wishes from 🇨🇦.

  5. This sounds like a dumb question, but here goes. Should all the strip sets be sewn together in the same color order, or should they be mixed up? Thanks.

  6. I made this long ago, but felt the quilt was too small. I am glad to see that using wider strips will make the larger wall quilt. When I get it done, I will send you a picture. I grew up in St. Louis and remember the floods.

  7. Love this! You mentioned you hate using the last of a fabric. Me too. I have a bag of these treasure that are mire postage stamp size. Last month I actually broke down and ordered some favorite on e-bay which nearly did me in. Paid more for the replacement than the original! But oh it made me feel so much better.
    Thanks for sharing this again. I missed it the first time.

  8. Connie you always make the most beautiful projects and this table topper is very beautiful. The colors of the batik fabrics really change up the look…Valentine topper is gorgeous too.

  9. This is lovely. I need to make it in sunny colors. I’m tired of the dark and cold. Days will start getting longer tomorrow!

  10. Another beautiful topper! Such pretty – and zen-like – colors. This makes me think “spa”. The red one is my favorite of the 2 however, just because I love red.

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